1 month ago
my name is Jim Blackmon and I dont appreciate the fact you are makeing fun of my work just because you missed the message! but, I guess you call yourself a christian????? ya thats funny!
I have come to believe that there is no getting around the fact that capitalism is opposite everything that Jesus (and Moses and Mohamed and Buddha) taught. All the great religions are clear about one thing: It is evil to take the majority of the pie and leave what's left for everyone to fight over. Jesus said that the rich man would have a very hard time getting into heaven. He told us that we had to be our brother's and sister's keepers and that the riches that did exist were to be divided fairly. He said that if you failed to house the homeless and feed the hungry, you'd have a hard time finding the pin code to the pearly gates.
As Americans we want more than we can afford. The banks didn’t make us take out the loan for the house or car that was beyond our means. Congress and the President didn’t make us buy the big screen HD television with a credit card we couldn’t pay off by the end of the month.
Granted, the cost of gas and groceries doesn’t help us. Obviously, losing our jobs when our companies make cuts or go out of business doesn’t help either.
Regardless of our circumstances, we need to make decisions based on a grateful perspective rather than a greedy perspective.
Greed says “I deserve more.”
Greed says, “I want more.”
Gratitude says, “I am thankful for what I have and not mad about what I don’t have.”
Gratitude says, “Anything I have is a gift from God.”